The Interior Design program prepares students to become assistant designers or interior design technicians. The curriculum provides a foundational education covering a broad range of topics in interior design, art history, furniture history, and basic design. Computer-aided drafting, rendering and business practices round out the curriculum. Students become knowledgeable in both residential and contract design. Career opportunities exist not only in the retail marketing of furniture, fabrics, and accessories but also in commercial design firms as space planners, drafters, and technical support staff.
The curriculum can be completed in two years; however, students may enroll on a part-time basis. There are no entry requirements but many IDS courses have prerequisites to insure that students are properly prepared for advanced course work.
1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.
2 Students can take the SDV 101 Orientation section related to their particular program.
3 Electives may be selected from Interior Design and curricula that offer complementary areas to Interior Design: Architecture Technology, Business Administration, Communication Design, Horticulture Technology, Art History, and Marketing.
4 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.
5 For those students interested in transfer, an IDS elective may be substituted (with division approval) for the internship.